Race Relations

Thumbnail philando castile funeral African-American Catholics to hold prayer service in response to racism and brutality

African-American Catholics will hold a prayer service in response to racism and brutality on Friday, August 12 at the Church of the Transfiguration...

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Thumbnail bishops credit martha calderon cna Amid racial tensions, US bishops search for healing and peace

Baltimore, Md., Nov 15, 2016 / 03:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Race relations, racism, and violence were on the mind of the United States bishops during...

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After both peaceful protests and violent riots following the death of an African American man in the custody of the Baltimore police, the local...

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Thumbnail a prayer vigil in dallas for the injured and killed policemen in a july 8 attack in dallas credit spencer platt getty images cna Be healers in a hurting world, Catholic bishops say after shootings

Dallas, Texas, Jul 8, 2016 / 02:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid tensions following two high profile police shootings of African-Americans and the...

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Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb 25, 2017 / 04:15 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholics in Cincinnati are hoping that an upcoming meeting of bishops and leaders will...

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Thumbnail people hold hands during a rally lead by faith leaders in front of baltimore city hall on may 3 2015 in baltimore maryland credit andrew burton getty images cna For Catholics in West Baltimore, the only answer to violence is community

After unrest erupted in Baltimore following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray, Catholics stepped up to restore their communities and pray for...

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Thumbnail georgetown reconciliation service 2017 credit addie mena 4 cna Georgetown begins to make amends for 1838 sale of enslaved persons

Washington D.C., Apr 19, 2017 / 03:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- One hundred and seventy-nine years ago, two Jesuit priests sold 272 persons at a slave...

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Thumbnail latino family Having ‘the talk’ with kids … about racism

As the parent of three children under the age of 13, I certainly don’t look forward to having “the talk.” In fact, I outright dread it. And I...

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Thumbnail pray for peace in baltimore may 1 2015 credit addie mena cna 5 1 15 How Baltimore's Catholics are still working to heal their communities

Baltimore, Md., Aug 12, 2016 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After the Justice Department issued a scathing rebuke of Baltimore’s policing abuses,...

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Thumbnail candlelight vigil credit a katz shutterstock cna How the Catholic Church needs to fight racism

Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2016 / 08:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- If it hopes to bring peace to racial tensions in the U.S., the Catholic Church must be...

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The head of the U.S. bishops’ conference pledged support for reconciliation and healing efforts in areas around the country that have been the site...

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Thumbnail la riots More Angelenos believe another riot ‘likely’

Driving back from work at TRW, an aerospace company in Redondo Beach, on April 29, 1992, Anderson Shaw couldn’t believe what he was seeing,...

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These are days when it can seem as if things are coming undone and breaking apart in our society. Last week, we witnessed police officers being...

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You may not have heard about it, but it was a big deal – big enough to inspire Pope Francis to get involved. The big deal was the under-reported...

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Thumbnail a prayer vigil in dallas for the injured and killed policemen in a july 8 attack in dallas credit  spencer platt getty images cna Race relations are a Church responsibility, bishops say in call to action

Washington D.C., Jan 5, 2017 / 01:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Catholic Church can be a force for healing race relations, said the U.S. bishops’...

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Thumbnail a man talks to police in riot gear as they wait in an alley after a second night of clashes between protestors and police august 15 2016 in milwaukee wisconsin credit darren hauck getty images cna Racism, poverty, education – a closer look at the tensions in Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wis., Aug 17, 2016 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After riots last weekend in Milwaukee brought long-standing social tensions to the...

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An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In...

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Thumbnail protestors held candles as they shouted hands up during a protest in ferguson credit lisa johnstonst louis review cna Reject 'false hope' of violence, archbishop implores after Ferguson ruling

The Archbishop of St. Louis rejected violent responses to a grand jury’s decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer who killed a teenager,...

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